Monday, March 28, 2011
It has been dark and dreary all day. Raining non stop. Not my favorite type of day.
A family member has left to go bring Felicia home.As time goes by the story is changing. i knew what I was hearing from her was somewhat different. The boy did not beat her.But he did restrain her and try to keep her from going out door. Unfortunately that was bad too. She should be home by late Wed or Thursday.
I am slowly get back on track.Will start again tonight to not eat after 10. The fluid is staying longer than usual but I will just go with the flow.
Roxy does not like going outside in the rain.Such a sissy girl.
Ok here is an interesting article from Real Age. Since I eat tons of tomatoes it caught my eye.
Surprising Health Benefits of Tomatoes
We already love tomatoes for their heart-supportive powers. But new research on their lesser-known health gifts means you should eat them even more often.
We're talking about gifts like protection against brittle bones, cancer, and even ultraviolet (UV) radiation. So no matter how you slice 'em, put extra 'maters on your sandwiches, salads, and pizzas, too.
Top Tomato Tidbits
Yep, tomatoes seem to do it all, probably thanks to their nutritional profile. They're a rich source of lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, potassium, and vitamins C and A -- nutrients known to help fight inflammation and confer these stellar health benefits:
• Extra SPF for skin: Studies have shown that skin becomes less sensitive to UV light damage when lycopene intake is increased through tomato-paste consumption.
• Extra strength for bones: Higher lycopene intakes have been linked to better bone mass in studies. And a deficiency may mean weaker bones; women with osteoporosis typically have low blood levels of lycopene)
• Extra protection from cancer: Although the cancer protection powers of tomatoes are still under investigation, research suggests that the lycopene in tomatoes may slow the growth of some prostate tumors)
Fresh, ripe tomatoes aren't easy to come by year-round. But canned tomatoes are just as good for you -- possibly even better. The cooking and canning process may increase the bioavailability of lycopene, so your body gets even more. Add a little bit of olive oil and you'll absorb still more. (Ever made your own tomato sauce?
I thought it was interesting that canned tomatoes were also very good for us.
Ok Have a good night and I will be back tomorrow.